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Indian innovation is key to solving the globe’s vision-related disabilities

2020-03-04T07:04:04+00:00March 16th, 2018|2017/2018, Global Edition- March 2018, Spotlight, Year|

Poor vision, as the world’s largest unaddressed disability, requires investment to prevent its crippling impact on economic growth. Prime Minister Modi created waves at this year’s World Economic Forum, when he announced that India’s economy, already the fifth-largest in the world, would double to $5 trillion by 2025. Though met with some scepticism, Modi’s optimism is not without grounds; with infrastructure spending on the rise and global consumer brands from Unilever to Samsung benefiting from the country’s growing middle class. [...]